Oceans

Michael W. Hawkes, PhD

Michael W. Hawkes, PhD

Senior Instructor

Marine botany, especially seaweeds, marine conservation, marine protected areas, plants, especially cacti and other succulent plants

Rich Pawlowicz

Rich Pawlowicz

Associate Professor

Underwater acoustics, physical oceanography, ocean science

Curtis A. Suttle, PhD

Curtis A. Suttle, PhD

Professor

Bacteria, viruses, marine microbiology, Arctic microbiology, environmental microbiology, bacteriophage

Siegfried (Sigi) F. Stiemer, PhD

Siegfried (Sigi) F. Stiemer, PhD

Professor

Telescope and observatory enclosure design, steel structures, adaptive structures, artificial intelligence in design, alternative energy machines

Dominique Weis, PhD

Dominique Weis, PhD

Professor

Canada Research Chair (Geochemistry of the Earth’s Mantle)

Isotopic geochemistry, mass spectrometry, environmental geochemistry, mantle plumes, large igneous provinces, volcanoes, sea research, Kerguelen, Hawaii

Simon Donner

Simon Donner

Professor

Climate change, climate change policy, ocean conservation, marine science, coral reefs, water pollution, nutrient pollution, climate change adaptation, Pacific Islands, sustainable development, global warming, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases

Brian Leander, PhD

Brian Leander, PhD

Professor

Marine biology, invertebrate zoology, evolutionary biology, protistology, phylogenetics, zoology,

Dr. Steven Hallam, PhD

Dr. Steven Hallam, PhD

Professor

Microbial ecology, biological engineering, bioinformatics, entrepreneurship, genomics, single-cell genomics, metabolic pathway inference, metagenomics, environmental genomics, automation systems, synthetic biology, machine learning, information aesthetics, science communication, scholarship of education leadership, functional screening, biocatalyst discovery, bioeconomy, bioenergy, microplastics, anaerobic digestion, cyanobacteria, metabolic interaction networks, symbiosis, climate change, oxygen minimum zones, oceanography, sustainability,

Michele Koppes, PhD

Associate Professor

Climate change, glaciers, natural hazards, landscape change, polar regions, ice-ocean interactions, global warming, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases

Dr. Mary O’Connor, PhD

Dr. Mary O’Connor, PhD

Professor

Climate change, ocean, seafood, seagrass, eelgrass, invertebrate, ecology, environment, biological diversity, global warming, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases

Susan Allen, PhD

Professor

Ocean currents, ocean tides, Strait of Georgia oceanography, ocean science

Evgeny Pakhomov, PhD

Evgeny Pakhomov, PhD

Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

Director, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

Professor, Dept. of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences

Biological oceanography, polar ecology, coastal ecosystems, pelagic food webs, ocean science

Michael Healey

Michael Healey

Professor Emeritus

Ecology, Fisheries, Water, Climate Change, Policy Analysis

I am trained in ecology and environmental science. Most of my research has been on fisheries (primarily salmonids) and issues related to water management. I have been particularly concerned with how scientific information is used in development of government policy and programs for natural resource management (particularly water). Since retirement, I have devoted a great deal of time to the implications of climate change for society, economy, and the environment.

Sara Harris, PhD

Sara Harris, PhD

Professor of Teaching

Science Education, Climate Change Education,

Stephanie Waterman

Stephanie Waterman

Assistant Professor

Oceanography, ocean currents, ocean movement, ocean exploration, ocean instruments, Southern Ocean, ocean role in climate change, ocean science

Kai Chan, PhD

Kai Chan, PhD

Professor

Canada Research Chair, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem services, ecosystem-based management, biodiversity conservation, sustainability science, social-ecological systems, environmental assessment, environmental policy, biological diversity, sustainable development, global warming, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases

Andrew Trites

Andrew Trites

Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

Director, Marine Mammal Research Unit

Professor, Dept. of Zoology

Marine mammals, seals, sea lions, whales, dolphins, fisheries competition, population biology, ecology, marine life

Villy Christensen, PhD

Villy Christensen, PhD

Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

Director, Global Ocean Modeling

Ecosystem modeling, global ocean, IPBES, Ecopath, global warming, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases

Chris McKesson, PhD, PEng

Instructor – Naval Architecture

Naval architecture, ship design, warships, ships, catamarans, hovercraft

Stephen Raverty

Veterinary Pathologist

Adjunct Professor

Veterinary pathology, marine mammal health, infectious disease and anthropogenic impacts on whales, dolphins, porpoises